Myrtus ugni
   compleat botanica    plants    specimen names    Specimen (Mu - My)   
This page was created using standard templates and sample data from
The Compleat Botanica.

Learn how you can publish your own plant pictures and plant-related data using
The Compleat Botanica.









Myrtus ugni

Chilean guava

  family myrtaceae 
  genus myrtus 

More specimen entries
[prev]  [myrtus ugni]  [Next]


Genus  Myrtus Species  ugni Variety  Cultivar  Common names  ugni   Chilean guava Family  MYRTACEAE Specimen number  S2633 Data source  GrUnFr p326
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Evergreen Stature  Shrub Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  4' - 8' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes 
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  The berries are 1/4 inch round and blue-black in color. It has a sweet flavor with a light muskiness. Myrtus ugni is most often used in jelly.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Cutting Pollination method  Self fertile Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Jelly Nutritional value  Edible parts  Berries Description of edible parts 1/4 inch round and blue-black in color Flavor / texture  has a sweet flavor with a light muskiness
Horticulture notes  No special fertilization is necessary for Myrtus ugni to produce fruit. Propagation of Ugni (in some places called Chilean guava) can be achieved using a cutting. This plant may have originated from Chile.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Myrtus ugni is evergreen.

Page 3125 of 4998

Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


  Order your copy here